Trojans or viruses are programs written to damage your computer or mobile device. They can cause damage to your files, registry and hardware.
Viruses are designed to be:
- Easily spread
- Hard to detect
- Difficult to remove
The most common way to be infected by a virus is via email or downloaded attachments.
The following are some popular antivirus options for protecting against these threats. Scan your computer or mobile device before it's too late:
Keyloggers & Anti-Spyware
Spyware monitors the actions you take on your computer or mobile device. This type of software tends to fall into the following categories:
- Software that is legitimately installed to provide security or workplace monitoring
- Software associated with marketing data collection
- Software installed maliciously - either as a general violation of a user's privacy or to collect information that allow further attacks on their computer, mobile device or online transactions (i.e. collecting passwords via a "keylogger")
While many antivirus programs are capable of finding and removing spyware threats, there are dedicated products that can help:
In general, spyware can affect the performance of the computer and mobile device, as the software will often attempt to send any gathered information to a host server. This has the knock-on effect of affecting latency and may reduce your internet speed.